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Brindley to skate for USA in U18 World Championship

By Kendall Grayson, 04/22/22, 2:00PM PDT


Storm forward to compete in international event

KEARNEY, NE. – Tri-City Storm forward Gavin Brindley is set to skate for the United States of America in the upcoming 2022 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Under-18 World Championship Tournament. The event will take place Saturday, April 23rd through Sunday, May 1st in Landshut and Kaufbeuren, Germany. Brindley is currently in his second season with the Storm, and has skated in more than one hundred career games in the USHL. For schedule/results, broadcast information, and more, visit  


Gavin Brindley, 17, of Estero, Florida, has appeared in 53 games this season with the Storm, and has netted 15 goals. Brindley has also provided the Tri-City offense with 29 assists during the 2021-2022 regular season. He made his USHL debut with the Storm on November 13th, 2020, in Tri-City’s 5-1 road loss to the Omaha Lancers after signing a tender agreement with the team on March 27th, 2020. He scored his first career USHL goal on December 11th, 2020, in Tri-City’s 4-1 win over the Omaha Lancers at the Viaero Center. Prior to joining the Storm, Brindley scored fifty-six goals and notched fifty-five assists in fifty-three games played during the 2019-2020 season with the Florida Alliance (AAA). He is considered to be a top prospect for the 2023 NHL Draft. Brindley previously announced a commitment to play collegiate hockey in the future at the University of Michigan.


Playing for USA and having the honor of representing your country against the best players in the world at the highest level is an unbelievable opportunity! It is something that does not happen very often, so I knew this was an opportunity that I needed to make the most of. There are not many events that are bigger than this one, so it will be a fun, but very competitive couple of weeks. I also cannot wait to get back to Kearney and rejoin my teammates and coaches for the postseason! Good luck to the guys in the opening games of the playoffs and see you soon!” – Forward Gavin Brindley


Gavin Brindley has been the ultimate teammate and competitor for us since the day he signed a tender agreement. This opportunity is a culmination of the hard work and sacrifice both he and his family have made. Our program exists to open the door for opportunities like this, and we support his joining the US team. We are proud of Gavin and happy for him and his family. We wish him and all of the US Under-18 team the best in the upcoming tournament.” – President of Hockey Operations/Head Coach Anthony Noreen